A couple of great items to share from the Center for Social Medial.

First – this is cool. This story from the Center for Social Media explores how police departments are partnering with newspapers to embrace the participatory nature of web 2.0 to help solve crime. That is, instead of letting cases go cold and pile up with dust after years of lack of new information, they’re now wrapping the cases into dynamic web 2.0 tools and inviting the public to contribute tips. Newspapers use Web 2.0 tools to keep cold cases alive

Second, if you’re an educator who encourages the remixing of social media for student generated video content, I’m sure you grapple with issues of copyright and the appropriate way to communicate “fair use.” Well, take some time to check out the enlightening Fair Use Teaching Tools shared by the Center for Social Media including: Teaching About Copyright and Fair Use for Media Literacy Education, Fair Use Language for Course Syllabi, Copyright Backgrounder, and Fair Use Scenarios.

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